Centipede Tour - Guided Arizona Desert Tour by ATV

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From $99.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend time aboard a single-rider ATV during a thrilling off-road tour in the Sonoran Desert. Ride on rugged and rocky trails in the scenic Bradshaw Mountains and cross the Aqua Fria River during the scenic journey. Your guide is knowledgeable about the region's plant life, wildlife, and history, with plenty of stories to share.
  • Guided ATV tour, including plenty of riding time
  • Ride off-road through the Sonoran Desert
  • Helmets, goggles, and bottled water provided
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Safety training included

What's Included

  • Safety gear (helmet, goggles, face mask)
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guided group tour
  • 3-hours total, 2 hours of riding (1 hour for check-in and training)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Guide Gratuities (optional)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Arizona Outdoor Fun Adventures & Tours
    61112 Black Canyon Fwy, New River, AZ 85087, USA

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your ATV tour starts from Rock Springs, a community located in Black Canyon City just north of Phoenix. Check-in with your guide for a safety briefing and training then slip on your helmet and goggles before setting off for the Bradshaw Mountains of the Sonoran Desert.

Travel past saguaro cacti and deep canyons carved by flash floods in the vast desert terrain. Ride off-road over rugged washes and cross creeks.

The ride offers scenic views of the Agua Fria River Valley, and includes plenty of stops to learn about the area from your guide. Hear anecdotes about the Native Americans who once farmed the unforgiving landscape; search for coyotes, bobcats, deer, rabbits, quail, and snakes.

Arizona Outdoor Fun

ATV Tour

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No skirts or dresses, no open-toed shoes
  • Must be 16+ years old to drive with a valid ID
  • A signed waiver will be required in order to participate
  • All minors must be accompanied by a parent
  • Must be 18+ years old to rent with a valid ID and major credit card
  • All guests must speak and understand English
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • For the best experience we recommend booking the early morning tour times, temps are cooler and group sizes are smaller
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

The trail is pretty rough so if you are a beginner take caution.
We had the option of choosing an instructor-guided tour (for more experienced ATVers) and a self-guided tour (For the less experienced so you can go at your own pace).
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Excellent atv ride
Nicholas_S, Mar 2023
The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The ride was amazing as well. I would definitely do this again.
Was the shizznitt…
Daniel_O, Mar 2023
I had an amazing time. Did not expect to have that much fun. The guide Riley was great, very engaging and made the experience better. I absolutely recommend this trip to everyone. My only con was the price. For some reason the price at the location says $79 a person. The website I booked from said $99 a person and when I finally purchased the tickets I was charged about $130 a person. So it seemed like it would be cheaper buying from the location. Other than the pricing confusion this was very much worth it. Oh, and expect to get muddy so don’t wear shoes you don’t want to ruin…
Worth every penny
Jim_T, Mar 2023
Awesome experience and our guide Trevor was excellent. Not only did we get our atv off road fix but we learned a lot of really interesting facts about the wildlife in the area.
Fun time!
John_L, Mar 2023
Shot was our tour guide and explained everything we needed to know to have a great time! Fun trails, 4-wheelers worked great, nice to experience the desert this way.
Great experience
Rick_A, Mar 2023
The trail was awesome, and the guide was very knowledgeable of the area. Would highly recommend this excursion
Fun, safe Adventure!
Gayle_B, Mar 2023
The UTV ride was fun! I felt safe at all times. The guide, Charlie, was great. However, if I knew the weather would continue to rain and be cold, I would have canceled for a better weather day. Fortunately, the staff was wise enough to advise taking the UTV instead of the ATV. Would definitely do again!
Too hard. No fun.
Denis_F, Mar 2023
The vehicle was impossible to steer. I left after 5 minutes. A waste of $129 dollars. Why do I have to write 100 characters just to submit this???
Great tour on ATV trails
Susan_V, Mar 2023
Great tour but could’ve been a bit better if riders were grouped by skill level/experience. Guide was knowledgeable about the local area.
Came for a birthday trip...
Kendall_O, Mar 2023
Came for a birthday trip and had an amazing time! Our tour guide, Ryjo, was great! Everyone was helpful and informative! I loved the stops we made and the information Ryjo shared with us about the land and history!
Nice challenge!
Karim_W, Mar 2023
Nate was fantastic! Very patient and knowledgeable guide! Highly recommend. This tour isn't for beginners though.
"Just Do It!" Amazing Views and Fun!
TraceyJ, Mar 2023
We took the guided tour on the ATVs and it was a blast! The instruction was good in the beginning to help us better handle the equipment even though we had been on ATVs before. Love the opportunity to stop and look around and take pictures a few times while Darryn gave us great info on history and the desert and other items. I would highly recommend this is an activity if you have 3 hours during your vacation time!
Loved it!!!
Nada_C, Mar 2023
The staff were very friendly and Nate was awesome— it was by far our favorite ATVing experience. They teach you everything you need to know ahead of time and put you on a practice track so that you can feel it out and easily switch to a UTV if you aren’t comfortable riding alone. A couple tips I wish I knew: 1) bring seat covers with you, you’ll be wet up to your waist in water and mud 2) bring shoes you plan on throwing away 3) If you’re afraid of heights, it might not be for you, there’s some steep hills and you are very literally in the mountains, so you’ll be on actual paved cliffs Highly, highly recommend
Great staff that made it...
Joshua_B, Mar 2023
Great staff that made it an amazing experience! Highly recommend the UTVs. They also had a few stops to educate the group on the various plants, animals, landmarks, etc. local to the area.
Ride with Shot
Jade_W, Feb 2023
Shot was an amazing ATV tour guide. He was very informative on how to ride and the techniques to use. He was very knowledgeable about the Sonoran Desert and the Suaran cacti. The tour was incredible! I recommend doing the 8am session, the views and freedom to ride are unmatched!
seeing the flora in a...
ROBERT_D, Feb 2023
seeing the flora in a very natural setting Greg was a great guide very knowledgeable and caring thank you
4 wheeling in the desert
sheilawhite12, Feb 2023
Loved the desert views. Charlie was a great and fun guide. Gave informative details on the area. Enjoyed the ride. Sunset is a nice time to go.
I booked the tickets as a...
Juliet_C, Feb 2023
I booked the tickets as a birthday gift for my boyfriend. We ended up doing the self-guided rentals and it ended up being so fun eve. Although it was both of our first time ever riding an atv, the instructors teach you a quick course in the beginning and it really helped us behold the confidence to ride on our own to explore the tracks. We are already planning on returning with a group of friends too.
Dope Experience 🤙
Michael_M, Feb 2023
It would be difficult to narrow down one specific event as the experience itself was awe inspiring throughout the entire excursion.
Jayden_M, Feb 2023
We had SO much fun! We were expecting hot weather traveling here from Nebraska. Unfortunately it rained, snowed, and hailed the whole time we were out there. Not to mention the wind!!! BUT, Our tour guide, Charlie, was amazing! He kept us in high spirits and still provided a great tour. I highly recommend this tour and definitely will do it again when we come back!
Going through the water. ...
John_L, Feb 2023
Going through the water. I liked the cactus (eating) demo too I would suggest smaller groups. Piling everyone together made for a slower trip. Less fun etc